Last call for abstracts ESB 2017 Seville, in memoriam Steve Cowin and more
We are pleased to present the January 2017 news updates from the European Society of Biomechanics. All members are invited to contribute information of general interest, scientific articles, advertisements or particular items of discussion.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all ESB members a successful 2017.
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Last call for Abstracts ESB 2017 Seville
Only a few days are left to submit your abstract to the 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics – deadline: January 31st, 2017. Make sure you submit your abstract on time – the deadline will not be extended!
Senior researchers are invited to submit abstracts for perspective talks. Perspective talks will open the parallel sessions with a 25 minutes presentation. This is a great opportunity to present your group’s latest research!
Call for Awards ESB 2017 Seville
The following awards will be presented at the 23rd Congress in Seville:
Huiskes Medal for Biomechanics, Mobility Award, Best Doctoral Thesis Award, ESB Student Awards, ESB Poster Awards, ESB Travel Awards.
The deadline for most of the awards is January 31st, 2017!
Submission of additional information is required for most awards.
Mimics Innovation Awards
Since 2005, Materialise has supported researchers and their cutting-edge work in Engineering on Anatomy through the Mimics Innovation Awards. Researchers within universities, hospitals, medical device companies and research centres who use Materialise Mimics software are encouraged to submit their paper to this competition. Winners will receive a monetary prize to further their research, regardless of the discipline.
The awards for the European and Middle East region competition winners will be presented at ESB 2017 Seville.
Call for Bids to host ESB 2020
The ESB is inviting proposals for the organization of its annual congress in July 2020. If you are interested in hosting and organizing ESB2020, please read the ESB 2020 Bid rules for details.
Bids should be sent to prof. Harry van Lenthe (email@example.com), Chair of the Meetings Committee. He can also be contacted for further information.
The deadline for submitting your bid for ESB2020 is 31st March 2017.
ESB Membership Renewal for 2017
If you have not already paid your ESB membership fee for 2017, please log onto your member’s page at http://www.esbiomech.org to update your personal details and proceed to the fees payment. Only members in good standing are able to register for the ESB2017 meeting at the reduced member’s rate.
In memoriam: Steve Cowin, a visionary scientist
by Bert van Rietbergen
Steve Cowin passed away October 19 last year. Several generations of ESB members have been raised with his pioneering theories of bone adaptation and bone structure-properties relationships, and it feels like a great loss his contribution to this field now is closed. Rather than writing a full obituary, which can be found elsewhere (http://www.cism.it/about/newsletters/), I wanted to focus this writing on why he was so important for many of the ESB members, and for me in particular.